Things you need to know about free boiler grant
- April 3, 2020
- By Admin: Frovenses
It should be kept in mind that the free boiler scheme does not provide the entire cost of a new boiler. The government will share some portion of costs, and if there is a shortfall you will make it up
It does not mean that you should not apply for the free bolder grant. If you qualify for the grant, you can save a significant amount of money. You will also improve the efficiency of your home heating system and considerably come up with a cut in energy bills.
Only homeowners and tenants
Only homeowners and private tenants who are eligible for certain benefits can apply for a free grant. The grant is not open to everyone. You need to check for your eligibility before applying for the grant. There are a lot of other financing deals you may look for.
Permission of landlord
If you are a private tenant, you should get permission from your landlord to apply for a free boiler replacement grant. You need to meet specific criteria. If you are a pensioner, you need to receive pension guarantee credit, and mere pension may not work. You will have to undergo assessment and answer the queries. It includes your living situation and income sources.
No insulation grant
The ECO scheme does not provide you free insulation. The big energy providers make up the ECO. You do not have insulating and related costs provided under this scheme. You will have to insulate on your own.
However, if you are low-income households and want to reduce heat loss and improve energy efficiency, you may get the insulation grant and also benefit from reduced energy bills due to lesser fuel consumption.
Moreover, you can use the funding to replace a condensing or non-condensing boiler. Your boiler needs to be 86% lesser efficient to get a replacement grant. It should be in usual cases for more than five years old.
Grant is free. The only condition is that you need to qualify for a free boiler grant. You will have to pay a small amount. You need not pay it back. But there is a criterion that you need to meet. The process may take 2 to 3 months. It depends on the company that carries out a boiler grant installation. There is a certain number of boiler for which the free grant is available.